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elliptical - elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out
cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
aboriginal - being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native; indigenous; N. aborigine
beneficial - helpful; useful; advantageous
dazzle - make blind with a sudden intense light; amaze; fill with wonder
berate - scold strongly
sensitization - process of being made sensitive or acutely responsive to an external agent or substance; V. sensitize: make or become sensitive
rustic - pertaining to country people; unsophisticated; simple; crude; uncouth; (of furniture) rough with the bark left on; N. rural person; rustic person
collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
improvident - thriftless; not providing for the future